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Steamboat Rock

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Steamboat Rock is a large prominent Butte that rises above and is all most completely surrounded by Banks Lake in the Grand Coulee, the Butte rises some 800' out of the lake and on the top is a scab-land plateau with magnificent views up and down the sixteen plus miles of the coulee which is one ...

Dayhiking / Snowshoeing Chelan Butte 3835′

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Dayhiking / Snowshoeing Chelan Butte 3835′

We had a delayed Winter in terms of snowfall in Central Washington but when it arrived in February it did so in a big way dumping feet of snow during weeks of subfreezing temperatures, inversions, and overcast days. I believe many locations had record snowfall that persisted well into March so anyti ...

Babcock Bench Loop

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Babcock Bench Loop

We were looking for a snow-less hike during this cold and snowy winter which has broken many temperature and snowfall records around Central Washington so we figured we would head to Babcock Bench in the desert near the Columbia River and while we were not expecting an absence of snow the 1-3 feet c ...

Snowshoeing Mission Ridge Plateau

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Snowshoeing Mission Ridge Plateau

A video of a recent snowshoe in the Mission Ridge Ski Resort backcountry off the beaten path during the very snowy winter we have had in 2019. On the Far East Slopes of the North Cascades where it is much drier the snow is predominantly airy, loose, powder vs. the wetter and appropriately named "Cas ...

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